Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by usechopstix4soup:
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First off, I am a huge fan of both Ommegang and Game of Thrones so when I saw that there was a Take the Black stout, I almost lost it.
Beer pours oil black with creamy tan head that dissipated in a considerable amount of time. Standard look for a stout, wasn't expecting anything different from any other dark beer.
The aroma of the beer is hard hitting. Heavy presence of spice, sugars, liquorice, and coffee beans. Unlike many other stouts, this beer's smell is not dependent on the coffee/chocolate smell. I have to say, it smells much like what I imagine stout in the old days probably taste like, dark, bold and spiced.
Taste is dry and bitter, much like a dry rub. It dries out the tongue and leaves it feeling freshened from the herbs, which is predominately liquorice roots. Mouthfeel is on the thinner bodied side.
As far as quality of beer, this beer hits where I expected. It is by no means a "bad" beer but it also does not compare to Ommegang's usual brewings and this might have to do with the fact that it's a gimmick. I was not disappointed but I was not thoroughly impress neither.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2013 03:54:29 | More by usechopstix4soup
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3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours black as a White Walkers soul with a very huge head...I had to slow down my pour to make sure i didnt over do it.Slight lacing and retention...so far so good.Smell is licorice and malt.First taste is not what I was expecting but maybe because of the Ommegang style I expected the siginiture taste of the Belgian style.This is NOT a chocolate bomb stout for sure.It does seem to melt in the mouth a bit but not a thick aftertaste.Do not let the name fool you.This is not a Russian Imperial Stout.This is much lighter and at first I was let down but after my first glass I get what they were trying to pull off here.Not bad at all. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:33:10 | More by Rob23
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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